I’ve noticed you’ve mentioned in your status updates that the girls aren’t sleeping very much right now. Have you thought about switching to formula?
Sure, I’ve thought about switching to formula. But not to improve the girls’ sleep — to improve my own!! Technically, if we were formula feeding, I could send Mike in for some of the middle of the night feedings. :) However, I don’t really think that just switching to formula is going to make them better sleepers. Although a few full nights of sleep sure would do wonders for my mental outlook these days, I think I’ll stick with breastfeeding.
This week, the girls have been waking around 11:30. I try putting paci’s back and end up back in their room to feed them about 11:50. Then again between 2:30 and 3:30. Then again around 6:15. They are always up for the day at 8, and usually before. Considering it takes around 40 minutes for each feeding, I am achieving very broken sleep and so are they…
Bo was a much better sleeper at this stage than the girls and I am not really sure why. Is it because I wake them to eat if one of them is up (in an attempt to get some sleep myself)? Is it because they share a room? Is it because they aren’t as bulky as he was at their age?
We’ve been following the Babywise schedule and we were down to one waking a night for awhile — but now we are back to three. For some reason, they want to eat every three hours — all — day — long! We did start both girls on an evening cereal feeding last night.
I’m up for suggestions as to how to improve the sleep issues. Are there any great books that you’ve read that you’d like to recommend? What are your suggestions? Mommy could really use a silent night.
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